Calculate Quantities of Materials for Concrete

Calculate Quantities of Materials for Concrete Quantities of materials for the production of required quantity of concrete of given mix proportions can be calculated by absolute volume method. This method is based on the principle that the volume of fully compacted concrete is equal to the absolute volume of all the materials of concrete, i.e. […]

Why Do Civil Engineers Test Compressive Strength of Concrete at 28 Days?

Use the below table to find out the compressive strength gained by concrete after a specified age in relation to the grade of concrete used. Viewing the table, you can discover that concrete gains 16 percent strength in one day, 40 percent in 3 days, 65 percent in 7 days, 90 percent in 14 days and 99 percent strength […]

Chris Masseys Theory on how the Great Pyramid of Khufu was built

A quick bio on the Great Pyramid of Khufu: The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders […]

Concrete Non-Destructive Testing – Schmidt’s Hammer

The Schmidt Hammer, also known as a Swiss Hammer or Sclerometer, is a portable measuring instrument for testing the elastic properties or force of concrete or stone, especially surface hardness and resistance to penetration. It was invented by the Swiss engineer Ernst O. Schmidt in the early 1950s and introduced to the market by Proceq. […]

12 Highest Paying Countries for Civil Engineers

The 12 highest paying countries for civil engineers have embraced the relatively new field and its importance in the economy of a country. While the work carried out by civil engineers is one of the most ancient professions, having to do with construction, its recognition as a separate field from other forms of engineers is still relatively […]